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Prevent OpenDNS From Hijacking Google Search In Firefox Browser

Not sure what applications/add-ons I’ve installed in the past few days without thoroughly checking what components they are installing on my pc, somehow my Firefox browser settings are changed. When I search for something using Firefox location bar, OpenDNS Guide is hijacking the Google search results page.

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This is very frustrating as the search results of OpenDNS are not as relevant as Google Search(OpenDNS uses Yahoo search internally to retrieve search results). And also I love the I’m feeling lucky feature of Google Search integrated with Firefox location bar.

I restored Google’s I’m feeling lucky search behavior on Firefox by following these steps

  1. Type about:config in the location bar of Firefox browser.
  2. Click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!”
  3. Locate the key keyword.url using Filter input box and set the value to http://www.google.com/search?btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&q=

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